The Naughty List: The Most Hated Pop Cultural Icons of 2013

What a year it’s been, full of wonderfully interesting people and movies and music and books. And yet, there were still plenty of things that made us angry, shaking our clenched fists at our computer screens and leaving angry anonymous comments on various blogs. Most of our ire, though, was directed toward famous people who managed to get a lot of attention for doing stupid stuff, saying stupid stuff, or being generally stupid. While Flavorwire, like everyone else, likes to share what we loved the most this year, let’s take a quick moment to remember those who drove us bonkers in 2013. Take a look at our picks, and leave your own grievances in the comments!


Alec Baldwin

For such a beloved liberal icon, Baldwin can’t for the life of him keep his mouth shut, especially when it comes to using phrases like “toxic little queen” and “cocksucking faggot.” Yes, the machismo was overflowing, and so were the lame excuses (Baldwin was apparently surprised to learn that “cocksucker” was even a gay slur!). He’d go on to lose his recent MSNBC talk show as a result of the latter outburst, after which he complained about the “fundamentalist gays” who brought about his downfall.